American writer and former president of Marvel Comics Stan Lee, has died at the age of 95.
Lee created The Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics in 1961 and went on to create titles including Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk.
Actor Chris Evans, best known for playing Marvel’s Captain America, wrote “there will never be another Stan Lee”.
X-Men star Hugh Jackman said “we’ve lost a creative genius.”
He was known for making a cameo in almost every Marvel film.
Who was Stan Lee?
Lee was born in 1922 to working-class Jewish immigrants from Romania.
He began working at the comics section of Martin Goodman’s Timely Publications – a company that would eventually transform into Marvel Comics – and became comics editor there at age 18.
In 1961, Lee and artist Jack Kirby created the Fantastic Four.
Timely Publications was renamed Marvel, and the golden age of comic books began.
In its heyday, Marvel sold 50 million copies a year.